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From the Ted Talk by Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

You wonder, are these things rodnam chance? Well, what is random? What is chance? What is luck? What are things that you get from the universe that you can't really explain? And that goes into the story, too. These are the things I constantly think about from day to day. Especially when good things happen, and, in particular, when bad things hapepn. But I do think there's a kind of srdniieepty, and I do want to know what those elements are, so I can thank them, and also try to find them in my life. Because, again, I think that when I am aware of them, more of them happen.

Open Cloze

You wonder, are these things ______ chance? Well, what is random? What is chance? What is luck? What are things that you get from the universe that you can't really explain? And that goes into the story, too. These are the things I constantly think about from day to day. Especially when good things happen, and, in particular, when bad things ______. But I do think there's a kind of ___________, and I do want to know what those elements are, so I can thank them, and also try to find them in my life. Because, again, I think that when I am aware of them, more of them happen.

Solution

  1. random
  2. happen
  3. serendipity

Original Text

You wonder, are these things random chance? Well, what is random? What is chance? What is luck? What are things that you get from the universe that you can't really explain? And that goes into the story, too. These are the things I constantly think about from day to day. Especially when good things happen, and, in particular, when bad things happen. But I do think there's a kind of serendipity, and I do want to know what those elements are, so I can thank them, and also try to find them in my life. Because, again, I think that when I am aware of them, more of them happen.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. aware
  2. bad
  3. chance
  4. constantly
  5. day
  6. elements
  7. explain
  8. find
  9. good
  10. happen
  11. kind
  12. life
  13. luck
  14. random
  15. serendipity
  16. story
  17. universe